A Relationship with Pain

I have a unique relationship with pain. As someone who is in pain nearly every second of every day, I’ve come to know it quite intimately. For most people, pain is a temporary thing. It’s your brain’s way of alerting you that something is wrong. For me, pain is just an everyday part of life. … Continue reading A Relationship with Pain

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An Overview of Fibromyalgia

“We don't have to talk about it, if you don't want to,” he said gently, after asking me some questions about my health problems. “It's okay,” I answered. “Honestly, I...I kind of like talking about it. I often feel like I can't, like I have to hide it. Being sick all the time is a … Continue reading An Overview of Fibromyalgia

The Drunken Dutch Man

This was his favorite, of the photos that I showed him. This morning at about 10am, I put my wallet and my camera in my backpack, and walked to the local market. On my way there I passed by the canal dock where I planned to later stop and photograph some pigeons. I noticed a … Continue reading The Drunken Dutch Man

Among the Northern Lights

My flight to Amsterdam had a quick stop in Iceland. From departing California last night, to arrival in Iceland, is about 7.5 hours on a plane. After a little over an hour in Iceland, it was off to Amsterdam. I was worried that my body might not react so well to such a disrupted sleep … Continue reading Among the Northern Lights

Leaving for Europe

I'm ready to depart for Europe this weekend. My possessions now consist of nothing more than the things that will fit in a borrowed suitcase and my beat-up camera bag. I have £150 in hand and $150 in the bank. A stranger was kind enough to warn me that I may want to wait until … Continue reading Leaving for Europe

Chronic Illness

Mental illness is not something I've written about before now. I haven’t even written very frequently about my physical illness; partly because it's hard to write about, and partly because it doesn't always feel related to my photos. But I've come to realize that my illness and my photos are majorly intertwined, with my illness … Continue reading Chronic Illness